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Old 01-02-2007, 11:01 PM   #1
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hey guys i've been looking around on how to get rid of decals on paint. i have found some how to DIY posts but there's been a lot of going back and forth so i was wondering what everyone thought would be the best way to get them off your car without ruining paint? i used the blowdrier and bug&tar revmover to get rid of my badges, would this work on decals also? thanks all any help would be appreciated!!
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Old 01-02-2007, 11:21 PM   #2
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if it's just a vinyl decal use a hair dryer and it'll come right off.
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Old 01-02-2007, 11:25 PM   #3
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yea i think i'm just gonna say the hell with it and go experimental on it..
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Old 01-02-2007, 11:25 PM   #4
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^^^ That's what I was going to say. You have to get it pretty warm but be careful, especially if the decal has been on there for very long. I had some AEM decals that gave me hell when they were cool but once I got em warm it was a lot easier.

You do of course want to be very careful when you start peeling because tiny unseen imperfections will turn into rips and you sometimes have to start over again with the hard part, picking at em.
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Old 01-03-2007, 01:45 AM   #5
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And 3M makes a nice wax/adhesive remover that takes any leftover adhesive residue off. I've been using it forever... it's so handy to have around the house.

You might need a little really fine compound (polish) to get rid of the shadow if you've had them on there for a long time.
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Old 01-03-2007, 02:40 AM   #6
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excellent that was going to be my next question. i had gotten em off but theres the sticky stuff....well looks like i'm off to wal-mart for that 3m stuff today...thanks guys!!
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Just so you know... After taking off vinyl make sure the surface of the clear coat is detailed so you don’t leave lines from where the vinyl was.for example; I see so many debadged subies rollin around that still have the Subaru outline which is left over contaminates after the SUBARU was removed. don't be like those guys. Just use claybar and cleaner wax should work. It happened to me. It can suck if the graphics are on long enough.
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Old 01-03-2007, 04:37 AM   #8
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i just used my fingernail and peeled right off , no scratches, residue, or anything looks good too
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Old 01-03-2007, 02:58 PM   #9
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anyone know where i can get some of that adhesive remover because this crap is pissing me off.. if you do can you give me a call at either 623-322-5322 or 623-217-7908..this sticky crap is killing me
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Goo Gone. Pick it up at some place like Walmart.

Should do the trick.
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Old 01-03-2007, 04:36 PM   #11
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alirghty got it all the vinyl crap off now i just see the outline of where it used to be... i think a good wash and wax should do the trick... thanks everyone for all help.. oh couldn't find the 3m stuff so i just went with goo gone
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The 3M stuff is a little tough to find... I got mine from Space Age from when I used to work there... I think there are plenty of other solvents that work about the same but don't have that delicious, brain-cell killing aroma
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